Monday
Jan202014

Our New Friend Poppy Barley 

The Everyday City Boot - Poppy Barley/Plaid Blazer - Savers/Skinny Jeans - Alloy (37" inseam)/New Tailored Chambray Top - Gap Tall/Necklace and Ring - Forever 21/Clutch - Thrifted/Belt - Vintage by the Pound

Photo Credit: Clara Rice

Listen Loves. When you come across something that is custom, chic and custom (yes, I said it twice because it's worthy of a second mention) you MUST share it with any tall girl that can listen. So girl, let me tell you about my new friend Poppy Barley...

Poppy Barley is an amazing company that makes custom boots and flats up to size 13. Now I know some of you reading this just stopped because you wear above a 13 BUT DON'T because they want to hear from you. Click here to let them know how important it is to extend their sizes above 13. Seriously, LET THEM KNOW. This company is definitely one that will change for the better.  It will literally take a minute to share your shoe voice.

The process is super easy. Design your boot and/or flat, measure, type in your measurements and order. They will even send you a free measuring tape.  Booyah!

I absolutely LOVE the boots that I ordered.  They are comfortable and fit me like a glove (in my Ace Ventura voice). I mean the shaft of the boot actually hits where it's supposed to!  When was the last time that happened? Um...like NEVER.  When I tell you these boots are custom, I mean every single nook and cranny of the boot is made for you.  From the calf, to the style to the size...it's all about you baby!

So, you say you are scared to order because what if they don't fit and then you wasted your investment? Pish posh. PB has your back. You have 30 days to return them for a full refund and/or remake. So get your wusaw on and order something amazing for yourself.

Speaking of ordering, Poppy Barley has given TallSWAG readers an exclusive coupon code for $25 off your order.  Just enter promo-tallswag-2014 in at checkout

My next order will be a pair of their fabulous flats.  Now, we all know that I am not usually a flat girl but when they are this chic and can be made just the way I want them, I am willing to break my rule.

If you want to see more Poppy Barley custom creations check out their 2014 Lookbook. If you have any questions, check out these FAQ's and if that doesn't answer them, shoot me an email or pose the question in the comment section of this post and I will ask the company directly.

One last thing...between you and me and the Poppy Barley instagram...they are coming out with a heeled boot. Glory be...I'm too excited to sleep!!! Definitely stay tuned for that.

Aren't you excited about our new friend? Let's all be friends. Share Poppy Barley with all of your compadres and soon we will all be wearing foot candy that fits us perfectly...what a wonderful world this will be:)

Friday
Jan172014

Mercer Mercer Me

The Mercer Pant (37" inseam) - Alloy/Long sleeve crew neck tee - Height Goddess/Fur Vest and bracelet - Forever 21/Platinum pumps (size 11) and oversized clutch - Target/Sunglasses - Payless

Photo credit: Clara Rice Photography

The day that I found Alloy I felt like I had hit the tall style lottery.  I was shocked at the price points and the plethora of choices for us lovely, long-legged ladies.  I mean, when was the last time you found an on-trend pair of pants, in your inseam for under $50.  I know, here's a tissue.

I pretty much buy something every week (sorry bank account) and one of my more recent finds was the Mercer Pant.  I love it's versatility and will you look at that length!  In this particular outfit, I felt like a chic pajama goddess.  All the pow without the "ow" of anything binding.

If you haven't been to the Alloy Tall Shop...click NOW.  It will seriously be a style changing moment.

What are your favorite finds from Alloy?  

Thursday
Jan092014

Dear Cowards

Dear shoe memberships, clubs or whatever you fancy,

You should be ashamed of yourselves.

How dare you forget about all of the women in this world that wear above a size 11. Do you think that feet don’t grow beyond that size?  Do you think that they shouldn’t grow past 11?  Because I am here to tell you that they do and you should provide options for us.

Why?

Because the women attached to size 11+ feet are fabulous and will rock your fabulous shoes in every way possible. 

Because YOU are missing out on major cash.

Because every woman should have an equal opportunity to wear shoes.

Because you ignoring a group of women who wear above a size 11 is accepting a false societal standard of what women SHOULD look like.

Because you have the ability to do so and can.

So what is the problem?  Make it happen.  I assure you that women from all points of the earth will join and buy like there is no tomorrow. 

Continue to stay with the crowd and take the coward route if you want but it’s much more historic to make the move and do something that nobody has done before.

So who is going to be first?

Sincerely,

One of the Women You Ignore

Feel free to use this image in any way possible to bring attention to the fact that shoe memberships ignore us. It wouldn't hurt to tag them in your tweets, posts or blogs. The more messages we give them the better. Maybe one of them will step up and do what's right.

Thursday
Jan022014

Something Old, Something New

Dress - Express/Cropped blazer - Collage Clothing Lounge/Shoes - Payless (size 12)/Neck piece - Bauble Bar/Bracelets - Forever 21)/Crossbody clutch - thrifted

Photo Credit: Clara Rice Photography

Before we talk about what I wore for a New Year's outing, let me tell you one of my resolutions...to get a tan! It's imperative.  I am blinding myself.

Now that we got that out of the way...hello red dress! I bought this pretty frock a year ago.  It was on clearance at Express for $36.  It was one of those 'I know I am going to wear it but until then it will sit in my closet with the tag on' dresses so when my girls and I decided on a pre-New Year's Eve dinner (we all had plans on New Year's Eve and wanted to have one last dinner together before 2014), I seized the style moment and put that puppy on.  In fact, this entire look was put together with options that I bought a long time ago.

I paired the red beauty with a cute cropped blazer from one of my favorite local boutiques, frosted it my chain link neck piece from the illustrious Bauble Bar, threw on a $6 crossbody clutch that I found thrifting and topped it off with my Payless cap-toe pumps (side note: Payless, let's work together because I really love you and your sizes for us).

There you have it...a look for the New Year that was already in my closet.  Ladies, it's amazing what outfits you can find in there.  Organize it and start mixing and matching.  I guarantee you will find some smashing fits for 2014:)

Tuesday
Dec312013

2014...Here We Come!

It's been a year full of blessings, ups, downs, style, love, loss of love, grieving, celebrating and 100 other descriptors that fashion this amazing thing called life.

And I want to thank YOU.

Yes...YOU!

Every email, read of and comment on TallSWAG has strengthened me, my purpose and every step that I have taken in 2013.  I am honored to share my life with you and can't wait to share more together in 2014.

With that said, I am not going to list my "top looks" of 2013 or tell you what my resolutions are. I just merely want to say that no matter what happens in 2014, you are blessed, beautiful, strong and all great things will find you. Stand tall in the storms. Dance (even if you don't think you can).  Laugh extremely hard when something is funny and know that everything is planned and crafted for your good.  Let God take all of the worries and appreciate the amazing ride.

This is my wish for you and for me in the new year and all of the years after that.  We are beautifully and wonderfully made and should always live life to the fullest every single day of the year. 

So raise your shirley temples and cheers to what is to come because it's going to be extraordinary and we will be together for all of it!

Happy New Year my tall, beautiful friends:) 2014...here we come!